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Bmore Local Presents Meet And Greet With Otis Rolley
June 28, 2011, 10:36 pm
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Bmore Local Presents Meet & Greet With Otis Rolley

Meet Mayoral Candidate Otis Rolley
Friday July 1.
7:00PM. Atomic Books.
3620 Falls Rd. MAP IT
Hampden, Baltimore.

From the start of his engagement in Baltimore’s 2011 Mayoral Race, Otis Rolley has been taking about a sustainable Baltimore.  In an interview on Go Green Radio in January 2011, Rolley explained how, if elected mayor, there will be a shifting of priorities from chasing after Fortune 500 companies to “recognizing the strength and long term sustainability” of small businesses in Baltimore.   He also talked about the importance of architectural preservation and a holistic approach to governing a city that focuses on public health, parks and schools, a city’s walkability, access to quality foods, among other things.

Friday, July 1st, Bmore Local invites you to celebrate First Friday at Atomic Books and meet mayoral candidate Otis Rolley. Otis will speak briefly about his plans for Baltimore, followed by some informal conversation.  Light refreshments will be served.

Don’t forget, the Baltimore Mayoral Primary election is on September 13, 2011.  The last time a Republican was elected as mayor of Baltimore was 1963.  In recent years, the election has been considered to have been decided during the primary election.

Not registered to vote?  There are several places in Hampden where a city resident can register to vote: Atomic Books, HONtown, Sugar, Breathe Books, Kiss N’ Make-up, Avenue Antiques and Fleckenstein Gallery.  Many of these place will be open late on First Friday, July 1st.

FREE Symposium On Medicinal Plant Research
June 20, 2011, 7:08 pm
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Free Symposium On Medicinal Plant Research

From the Appalachian Center for Ethnobotanical Studies:

2011 ACES Annual Research Symposium
Mount Washington Conference Center
Click here for Agenda and Speaker Bios! 
June 24th, 2011

The Appalachian Center for Ethnobotanical Studies is pleased to announce its Annual Research Symposium scheduled for Friday, June 24th, 2011 from 8am-4:30.  This year’s event, co-sponsored by Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future will be held in Baltimore at the Mount Washington Conference Center.

This will be an excellent opportunity to engage with experts in the field and to learn more about genomics in medicinal plant research, food production systems, and Appalachian networks for sustainability.  Invited speakers include Dennis Stevenson of the New York Botanical Gardens, Sally Goerner, author of The New Science of Sustainability, and Joe Chappell  from the University of Kentucky.

This event is offered at no charge and includes a continental breakfast and lunch!

Register for the event

To learn more about the Appalachian Center for Ethnobotanical Studies, CLICK HERE.

Local Food Fair in Baltimore This Weekend
June 14, 2011, 12:18 pm
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Local Food Fair in Baltimore

To learn more about Real Food Farm, CLICK HERE.

Foraging For Food In Druid Hill Park
June 8, 2011, 9:45 am
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Foraging For Food In Druid Hill Park

From the Baltimore  Parks and People Foundation:

Urban Foraging Tour of Druid Hill Park

June 11, 2011 — 9:00am – 12:00pm

Food from Druid Hill Park? What!? Yes, indeed you can find food right in the City’s urban parks. Tour the park with forager, committed locavore, botanist, and author Leda Meredith. Leda will be sharing her wisdom and teaching us how to identify edibles in the urban terrain. At the end of the foraging walk, we will have a Q & A with Leda as we taste treats made with wild edible ingredients.

We recommend you wear comfortable shoes and bring a bag lunch, water, a pen and paper, and perhaps a camera to record the plants you’ve found.

We will meet at 9:00 a.m. at the Disc Gold Course in Druid Hill Park. Click here for a map. 

The Cost for this event is $15.

To RSVP, please email Alex Kraus or call her at (410) 448-5663 ext. 119.

About Leda Meredith

Leda Meredith is the author of The Locavore’s Handbook: The Busy Person’s Guide to Eating Local on a Budget. Her previous book, Botany, Ballet, & Dinner from Scratch: A Memoir with Recipes, chronicled her 250-mile diet eating almost exclusively foods grown and raised within 250 miles of New York City. She is an instructor at the New York Botanical Garden and the Brooklyn Botanic Garden specializing in edible and medicinal plants. She is also the recipient of Adelphi University’s Teaching Excellence award. You can follow Leda’s local foods adventures on her blog at

Sorry this event is SOLD OUT!